Antiracist Education Institute


Antiracist Education Institute: Series Two

A Professional Development Series from NACAC

Further expand your antiracist and diversity, equity, and inclusion knowledge in series two of this professional development series from NACAC, created specifically for counseling and admission professionals. You'll learn how to implement appropriate practices and strategies within your office and in your work with students to eliminate bias when advising or considering students for college admission.

About the series
The Antiracist Education Institute was developed to respond to evidence of implicit bias in multiple phases of the college advising/school counseling, recruitment, and admission process; under-representation of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) professionals in the admission profession; and pervasive systemic racism at the individual level in all corners of society, including the college admission counseling professionals.

The sessions are held live via Zoom. You can choose to attend all or some of the sessions. Four hours of continuing education credits are available per session.

Registration information

Early Registration

The cost per person, per session is $200 for members and $225 for non-members. Early registration pricing ends seven calendar days prior to session start time.

Regular Registration

If registering within seven calendar days of the session start time, the cost per person, per session is $250 for members and $275 for non-members. Registration closes at noon ET the day prior to the session. 

Group Rates

A 25 percent discount is available for offices of four or more  contact us for a promo code. Registration is limited. No refunds are available although participants may be substituted. Please note that no recordings will be available.

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Praise for the Antiracist Education Institute

“One of the most engaging virtual conferences I've attended!"

“This was fantastic and I appreciate NACAC creating a space where professionals can learn and grow in this arena."

“I found great value and benefit in attending."

“I don't normally participate much in NACAC because I am a business officer (in an admissions office), but this was extremely helpful and relevant.”

“I thoroughly enjoyed hearing the examples of structural and systemic racism present in our profession and our institutions. Some I had known about, but there were a good number I did not consider before today.”

 Session 1: 

Confronting Tokenism and Internalized Racism in Diverse Student Recruitment

Tuesday, November 9, 2021  |  11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET  

Regardless of intention, programming that approaches diversity in the aggregate, can and does harm students of color. In the pursuit of campus diversity, how does a predominantly white institution move from unintentionally perpetuating tokenism to culturally responsive programming?

  • Participants will learn about the experiences of students from historically excluded communities and how to better create nurturing and inclusive campus visit experiences
  • Participants will devise practical strategies for addressing and preventing institutional hardship for students and professionals from historically excluded backgrounds 

Session 2: 

Centering Equity in Committee Review 

Wednesday, December 15, 2021  |  11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. ET 

Early Registration: Through December 8. Regular Registration: December 9- 14 at 12 pm ET.  

Registration closes at 12pm ET December 14. 

As a strong engine for social mobility and one which has generational impact, it is imperative that college admission offices center equity in their review processes. Join us to confront implicit bias and learn how to conduct an equitable holistic review.

  • Participants will learn tools to address implicit bias in the admission review process.

Session 3: 

Inclusive Hiring Practices 

Tuesday, January 18, 2022  |  11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. ET 

Registration closes at 12pm ET January 17. 

How can the college admission profession center equity and inclusion as values for our students if we don't center those values in our hiring practices? How do we reckon with a relatively insular and monolithic recruitment and hiring model and move to one that is as inclusive and equitable as we'd like our admission process to be? 

Participants will learn:

  • How to recruit, hire, and retain a more diverse talent pool.

  • How to conduct an equitable and inclusive virtual, hybrid, or in-person process.

  • How to improve retention rates of diverse staff in your office.

Session 4: 

Now What!? Our Critical Response Theory

Wednesday, February 16, 2022  |  11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. ET 

Early Registration: Through Febuary 9. Regular Registration: February 10-15 at 12 pm ET.  

Registration closes at 12pm ET February 15. 

As the national theatre calls our critical work related to anti-racism into question, how are we strategizing our professional response and responsibility? If our profession is dedicated to equity, access and inclusion for all, how do we include all? Does our profession have an answer and if so, how well are we articulating it? NACAC CEO Dr. Angel B. Pérez will join to share "lessons learned" and next steps related to the NASFAA/NACAC report Toward a More Equitable Future for Postsecondary Access.

  • Participants will learn the core issues facing our profession regarding anti-racism and develop practical tools to create systemic change

  • Participants will learn language that will help them enter into courageous conversations within their communities

Session 5: 

Strategic Planning for Operationalizing Your Equity and Belonging Work

Tuesday, March 29, 2022  |  11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. ET 

Early Registration: Through March 25 at 11:59pm Regular Registration: March 26-28 at 12 pm ET.  

Registration closes at 12pm ET March 28. 

Anti-racist programming and its implementation often rests on the shoulders of those who have the least influence on institutional policy, mission, and vision creation. How do communities get their boards on board? This session is geared toward senior leadership from deans and vice presidents to trustees.  

  • Participants will learn Strategies for developing a data-driven equity plan

  • Participants will learn how to structure a strategic plan from existing contours. 

Session 6: 

Policy and Practice - DEIJ Work and Sustainability

Tuesday, April 26, 2022  |  11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. ET 

Early Registration: Through April 22. Regular Registration: April 22-25 at 12 pm ET.  

Registration closes at 12pm ET April 25. 

Once national media coverage and momentary guilt ends, how do we move beyond the crisis to continued anti-racism work? How do we transition from self-reflection and training to policy? How do we live out the work long term? Join us for a discussion involving those who are addressing equity and access in their regional ACAC’s or ACCIS, advancing policy and practice work around testing policies and financial aid support, and advancing the work with regard to hiring.

  • Participants will learn what it takes to achieve systemic change. 

  • Participants will review and discuss best practices for moving from training to policy.


Facilitators Information 

Lawrence Alexander

Lawrence is the lead search consultant for Carney Sandoe & Associates' Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion practice. He facilitates training on best practices around implicit bias and equitable decision making. Previously he spent a decade as a college counselor in both public and independent schools. He is also the director of equity and inclusion at The White Mountain School (NH) and has established himself as an industry leader through his work with East Woods School (NY), Brown University, and the Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE). Lawrence also serves on the editorial board for Insight Into Diversity magazine. He received a B.S. in finance from Kean University (NJ) in 2003 and an M.A. in counseling in higher education from Montclair State University (NJ) in 2007. 



Aleny Garcia

Aleny Garcia is the associate director of college counseling at Ransom Everglades School (FL). She has been a college counseling professional for 15 years with experience in public, charter, and parochial education. In addition to her daily work with students and families, Aleny currently serves as communications liaison for the Southern Association of College Admission Counseling (SACAC), as well as a reader and interviewer for the Gates Scholarship. Aleny has also presented on barriers to college access at SACAC's annual conferences. A first generation American and college graduate, Aleny is an honors college graduate of Florida International University where she was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. She earned her master's degree in school counseling at Nova Southeastern University (FL).


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